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“Amazing little find”
Review of The Coal Pot

The Coal Pot
Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$75
Cuisines: Caribbean, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Fish and seafood specialties restaurant on water front at Vigie Cove, Chef Xavier Ribot has lead this charming restaurant for 15 years offering french and Caribbean cuisine.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a guest told us about this restaurant. You need to get there by taxi as you would never find it. It is a back street full of pot holes. The restaurant entrance is lovely and when you enter inside it opens out onto a deck over water on a marina. Views are stunning. Food is of a very high standard. Not cheap but well worth it.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Went there with my wife and friends for dinner and the menu was attractive in terms of seafood which makes the dining experience pricey. Food was hot and tasty and service was pretty good.
There is not much light in the restaurant which gives it a romantic feel right next to the water. But be aware of mosquitoes and bring some repellant...

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's our last day on holiday in St Lucia. On our flight here, the girl sitting next to me was from St Lucia and said the coal pot was a "must" for dinner one night during our holiday.

The four of us went last Tuesday night and weren't disappointed. We were served by a lovely young girl who was very attentive. The setting is so pretty and the food was delicious, especially the large shrimp which were to die for!

We had such a lovely meal last Tuesday that we returned yesterday for our last night in St Lucia (even though we're staying at an all inclusive hotel where the food is very good). When we called to make the reservation for 8pm we were asked if we could make it 7.30pm - in hindsight, that was so the staff could get home sooner as the restaurant was very quiet.

We ordered the same wine as the first night but unfortunately it wasn't chilled very well and so we had to wait for it for 15 minutes or so.

My husband and mum ordered the calamari creole to start with and a few minutes later the waitress came over and said "sorry there's no calamari tonight". Why didn't she know this already?

3 out of the 4 of us ordered the large shrimp as it was so good the first time. We were extremely disappointed when they were served as they were very tough and difficult to cut. It was clear they were over cooked. My Mum left the majority of hers. We said politely to the waitress but she didn't seem too concerned. Coincidentally my husband isn't feeling well this morning.

As soon as our plates were cleared, the music was turned off and we weren't offered dessert. It all felt very rushed and the meal wasn't anything in comparison to our first visit. It was clear that the waitress didn't want to be there and a different chef was in the kitchen!

We also visited the pink plantation (sister location) where you can buy some of their amazing pottery - well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The salmon was amazing.. good to familiar faces.. my date was a bit agitated because he had to go get the bill and he felt like someone should be there to pour his water... other than that everything was perfect.. thank you ladies

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had read about the Coal Pot online before going to St. Lucia and decided we would try it. Our 1st attempt was on Father's day (Sunday) and they were unfortunately closed. However, we went a few days later and it was amazing! The food was incredible, the staff could not have been friendlier, the setting was lovely, and you will certainly not leave hungry (the portions are HUGE)! We stayed at an all-inclusive resort on the island and several folks we met at the resort couldn't believe we were going off property to eat---but that is how you get to experience places! We loved our resort but we left the property for many meals and we are so glad we did! The Coal Pot was a place we will never forget and we look forward to returning to St. Lucia (and the Coal Pot) again some day!

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